Edo House Of Assembly Serves Impeachment Notice On Deputy Gov, Philip Shaibu


EDO State House of Assembly has served an impeachment notice on the state deputy governor, Comrade Philip Shaibu.

Speaker of the Assembly, Blessing Agbebaku earlier today (Wednesday, 6 March 2024) directs the Clerk of the Assembly to serve an impeachment notice to the Deputy Governor, with seven days to respond.

This comes amid a power tussle between the governor, Godwin Obaseki and his deputy.

The relationship between Comrade Shiabu and his boss has been frosty since the former first raised the alarm of a plot to impeach him and instituted a case against the planned move.

The governor relocated his office from the Government House and since then has been attending State Executive Council meetings through Zoom and has not been accorded the official protocol during public activities.

His sin is believed to be linked to his ambition to succeed his boss which Obaseki does not support and that he went about his ambition despite Obaseki’s appeal for him to calm down and not distract governance.

Shaibu is already in court challenging the February 2024 governorship primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after he emerged from a parallel process claiming to be the authentic candidate of the party. 

Meanwhile, the Governor of the National Youth Council of Nigeria, Europe Chapter, Comrade Collins Idahosa has on Tuesday cautioned Obaseki against the impeachment move on his estranged deputy saying that it is ill-timed.

Idahosa who heads the Europe Chapter of NYC and is based in Sweden spoke through telephone from his base saying; “This is not the time to talk about impeachment. Politics is a game, all the stakeholders should call themselves into an inner room, discuss and settle whatever may be the issue. Edo State needs peace now more than ever before.

“I want to plead with our governor, Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki and all stakeholders to embrace peace and tow the path of reconciliation instead of talking about impeachment. It’s not helpful because it’s not in the interest of our state and especially, our people. As the father of the state, the governor can rally everybody and find a solution”, the NYC Governor cautioned.”


Eighteen-Eleven Media 


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